Scotiabank Spotlights SCENE at Luminato

    TORONTO, May 31 /CNW/ - Scotiabank invites everyone to explore the
diversity and brilliance of Toronto's artistic community at the Distillery
District during Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity.
    The festival, taking place from June 1 - 10, will feature performances
and visual arts that celebrate and represent Toronto's multicultural life.
    "Scotiabank is proud to be a sponsor of Luminato at the Distillery
Historic District which highlights a vibrant community of arts and culture;
one that is accessible to everyone," said John Doig, Senior Vice-President,
Marketing, Domestic Personal Banking, Scotiabank. "Luminato offers an
enriching experience as it showcases interactive installations, vibrant
performances and an array of art which brings people together from every
    Luminato at the Distillery District will feature concerts, cabaret and
poetry readings. The District will also feature installations such as giant
multilingual scrabble boards, live poetry booths and vast expanses of canvas
on which artists and audiences can depict their Toronto in images and words.
In the evenings there will be a party in the central square where a live band,
accompanied by dancers from a specific culture, will lead a Luminato Street
Party of traditional social dances.
    Visitors to Luminato at the Distillery Historic District will also have
the opportunity to register for their SCENE card, link their SCENE card to
their Scotiabank bank account and sign up for the SCENE VISA card while at the
    With the SCENE membership card, members can earn points when they
purchase their movie tickets and receive 10 per cent off on concessions at any
Cineplex theatre including the five Scotiabank theatres in Toronto, Vancouver,
Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton. Members can accelerate their earning power by
linking their SCENE membership to their Scotiabank bank account or by getting
the SCENE VISA card.

    Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally
and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic
activities, in 2006 the Bank provided more than $42 million in sponsorships
and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas
of healthcare, education and social services. Scotiabank is on the World Wide
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For further information:
For further information: Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6203 or; Paula Cufre, Scotiabank
Public Affairs, (416) 933-1093 or